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Namaste - Dogfish Head Brewery

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BA SCORE
85
very good

2,057 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 2,057
Reviews: 472
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 13.23%
Wants: 120
Gots: 288 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
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Delaware, United States

Style | ABV
Witbier |  4.80% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
A witbier bursting with good karma. Made with dried organic orange slices, fresh-cut lemongrass and a bit of coriander, this Belgian-style white beer is a great thirst quencher.

20 IBU

(Beer added by: jgasparine on 10-17-2009)
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brianplatt

Ohio

4/5  rDev +5.8%

05-24-2012 01:53:21 | More by brianplatt
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glid02

Georgia

4/5  rDev +5.8%

On-tap at the Brick Store.

Pours a hazy lemon-yellow color with a 1.5-finger white head. The head recedes into a thin layer on top leaving decent lacing.

Smells of light malts with bright light citrus flavors and moderate amounts of spices - coriander with hints of deeper and indistinct spices. Also present are light amounts of floral and slightly herbal hops.

Tastes similar to how it smells. Smooth light malt flavors with small amounts of white pepper kick things off and are joined quickly heavier spices, including coriander as in the aroma. Midway through the sip light citrus flavors take over, carrying through to a crisp ending.

Mouthfeel is good. It's got a nice thickness with smooth carbonation.

Drinkability is also good. I finished my glass quickly and could have another.

Overall I was a fan of this beer however it's not quite clean enough to take a place in the upper tier. Still, an easy-drinking beer that will be great for warmer months.

03-29-2011 02:01:57 | More by glid02
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BrianCuoz

New York

4/5  rDev +5.8%

05-10-2014 21:10:59 | More by BrianCuoz
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JIMTRK16

Illinois

4/5  rDev +5.8%

03-07-2014 02:48:03 | More by JIMTRK16
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WaydeRafnel

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +5.8%

07-27-2012 01:07:09 | More by WaydeRafnel
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cisteve

Texas

4/5  rDev +5.8%

04-07-2012 01:44:01 | More by cisteve
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wander4

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +5.8%

05-30-2012 22:01:08 | More by wander4
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CTague

Florida

4/5  rDev +5.8%

08-24-2014 22:32:46 | More by CTague
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Aficionado_Shawn

New York

4/5  rDev +5.8%

08-04-2014 21:34:13 | More by Aficionado_Shawn
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crwrunner

Virginia

4/5  rDev +5.8%

05-29-2013 22:57:31 | More by crwrunner
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +5.8%

A standout in a style I normally do not like that much. Belgian style, yet so pleasing to regular summer consumers by being both zesty and hoppy. Cloudy light grapefruit coloured body with tons of foam. Orange citrus is thee main taste, comes across as 45-55 ibu, lemongrass cushions the mouthfeel and leads to a nice aftertaste. Good flavour for such a basic abv. Smooth mouthfeel, creamy. Thanks for sharing, Doug.

06-05-2011 21:03:04 | More by Sammy
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tdm168

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +5.8%

Pours a bright yellow golden color with a mountain of head and great retention. Yeast and coriander are most noticeable in the nose. Taste is lemony with a hint of orange peel and coriander. There's also some yeast present. The flavors blend very well to create a well balanced beer. Mouthfeel is light, crisp, and smooth; very drinkable.

This is a very drinkable beer, and at a low ABV, a great beer for those hot days.

Note: Though this beer is great for the style and is very drinkable, it does break away from the "off centered ale" strategy that Dogfish works toward. This one is very much more standard than their other offerings.

08-17-2011 22:42:40 | More by tdm168
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GoldThunder


4/5  rDev +5.8%

11-22-2012 21:58:55 | More by GoldThunder
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dirtylou

Washington

4/5  rDev +5.8%

on-tap, malt house

from notes

appearance: served in an unmarked chalice, blurry yellow body, pulpy white crest

smell: fresh cut flowers, lemon zest, perfumey, corriander, lavender

taste: a pretty decent witbier, though a little underwhelming. lemon zest, corriander, floral, orange peel. worth trying, but would never feel the need to buy a 750ml

mouthfeel: light, refreshing

overall: nice wit, lemongrass plays well

05-01-2011 20:56:23 | More by dirtylou
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OGkushington


4/5  rDev +5.8%

10-12-2012 14:41:24 | More by OGkushington
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cosgrovekatie

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +5.8%

05-25-2014 22:03:08 | More by cosgrovekatie
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tempest

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +5.8%

I split a large bottle at Little Ortino's in Schwencksville, PA. The beer poured a hazy light gold with a soft white head. The mix of subtle spice dominates the flavor (not in a bad way) while there's a smooth Belgian wheat background. The individual spices don't stand out so much as just melt together from the orange peel, to the coriander, then lemongrass. All in all a tasty beer, near the top of the style.

08-02-2010 02:29:49 | More by tempest
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bdub32689

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +5.8%

10-30-2012 14:28:23 | More by bdub32689
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Hatshep18

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +5.8%

12-11-2011 23:18:42 | More by Hatshep18
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PretzelCity

California

4/5  rDev +5.8%

04-27-2014 06:16:41 | More by PretzelCity
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kkrez

Colorado

4/5  rDev +5.8%

11-14-2011 23:22:10 | More by kkrez
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KMcG

Virginia

4/5  rDev +5.8%

12-23-2011 01:28:26 | More by KMcG
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WhistlingBird12

Illinois

4/5  rDev +5.8%

11-17-2011 02:08:27 | More by WhistlingBird12
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reyolb

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +5.8%

12-26-2011 04:28:47 | More by reyolb
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EBeckett3

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +5.8%

08-10-2013 03:45:34 | More by EBeckett3
Namaste from Dogfish Head Brewery
85 out of 100 based on 2,057 ratings.